Archive for the ‘Need a Strong Military’ Category.
How can a strong military prevent war and safeguard commerce? Read on to find out.
A Strong Military Prevents War
As Nathaniel Davidson explains1, World War II could have been stopped in its tracks had France intervened early. In the 1930s Adolf Hitler, Chancellor of Germany, scorned Treaty of Versailles and rebuilt the country’s armed forces. At the time, the leaders of England and France were influenced by pacifism and attempted to appease Hitler. In 1938 English Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain declared, “I believe it is peace in our time,” as he [...]
Before Tea Party Christians should argue that our country requires a strong military, we should first understand what the Constitution of the United States and the Bible says about national defense. Read on to find out.
What the Constitution says about national defense
As Ernest Istook explains in his America at Risk Memo1, Article 1 Section 8 of the United States Constitution enumerates the powers of Congress. It begins:
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for [...]